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Definition of "seethe" [seethe]

  • To churn and foam as if boiling. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be in a state of turmoil or ferment: The nation seethed with suppressed revolutionary activity. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be violently excited or agitated: I seethed with anger over the insult. See Synonyms at boil1. (verb-intransitive)
  • Archaic To come to a boil. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "seethe" in a sentence
  • "Popular art forms are the cutting edge of literature: they're where the seethe is, and where the seethe is is where the art is."
  • "One that didn't ask permission from the seethe, which is a big no-no in the vampire community."
  • "This done, she letteth her mash run till the malt be left without liquor, or at the leastwise the greatest part of the moisture, which she perceiveth by the stay and soft issue thereof; and by this time her second liquor in the furnace is ready to seethe, which is put also to the malt, as the first woort also again into the furnace, whereunto she addeth two pounds of the best English hops, and so letteth them seethe together by the space of two hours in summer or an hour and a half in winter, whereby it getteth an excellent colour, and continuance without impeachment or any superfluous tartness."